Racism is still alive an evident incase you were wondering. A while #SouthCarolina manger has recently been sentenced to 10 years behind bars for the enslavement of a black mentally disabled male that he kept captured for a total of 5 years!
According to #USAToday ; Bobby Paul Edwards forced John Christopher Smith to work over 100 plus hours per week without pay while issuing threats and extreme physical force upon him. Reports read that Edwards would often threaten, Smith, beat him with a belt, and repeatedly punched him.
Detailed court documents described an incident where Edwards, dipped metal tongs into hot grease and burned the victim’s neck,” at his establishment of J&J Cafeteria in Conway, South Carolina. Solely because Smith didn’t deliver a batch of fried chicken to the store’s buffet fast enough.
The Department of justice system has indicated that Edwards verbally abused Smith and called him a variant of racial slurs on a daily basis.
Edwards was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison with the requirement to pay Smith $500,000 plus dollars in damages, including $272,000 that he owes for his services.
“It is almost inconceivable that instances of forced labor endure in this country to this day – a century and a half after the Emancipation Proclamation,” states Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division.
It has been indicated that Smith who suffers from a mild cognitive impairment, had been working for J&J cafeteria since 1990 when he was 12 years old as a dishwasher.
The horrific ordeal of abuse ended in 2014 when the mother-in-law of a waitress of J&J contacted local officials.